five of my favorite hair products

by Kaylah Stroup

the dainty squid, hair, kaylah doolan, hair care, products for colored hair Five of my favorite hair products…

Hask Placenta. Out of all of the products I use daily (make up, hair, face & body care, etc) this has to be the one I’ve been using the longest. I am a die hard fan of this stuff.  It’s a leave-in instant conditioning treatment. I apply it every single day after washing and towel drying my hair. It makes my hair so soft and manageable. I can tell an instant difference on days I don’t use it. I’ve been recommending it here on the blog for years, and have received countless emails and comments from folks saying it helped them out big time too. If you try one thing from this post, make it Hask Placenta!

Evo love touch shine spray. This stuff is magic. It helps hide split ends, and tames fly-aways. I spritz some on the ends of my hair after it’s dry on days I wear it straight to help make my hair seem shinier and less dull. It makes my hair look so much healthier, especially when it’s in need of a color touch-up. It also smells very very very good.

Argan oil. I started using argan oil when I bought a curling wand. I apply it to dry hair before using any heat styling products. The result is softer, smoother looking hair. I’ve tried other brands of argan oil but always end up coming back to this one by Arganics. It smells the best, and leaves my hair with the best results.

Aveda shampure dry shampoo. The only dry shampoo I have ever liked! In my opinion, nothing beats clean hair but on days I can’t wash, this dry shampoo comes to the rescue. It helps my hair appear less oily and gives me a bit of volume. It is important to note that it is very easy to overdo it with this stuff. One little puff goes a long way (which also helps justify the price! I haven’t even made a dent in my bottle yet!) This stuff is also really great if you want to give your hair a little bit of texture before braiding or putting it up. My hair is extremely straight which kind of makes for blah ponytails. Adding just a bit of this dry shampoo gives me exactly what I need for the perfect messy bun.

Herbivore sea mist. First of all, this smells amazing. Even if it did nothing I’d probably still want to use it so that my hair would smell that good. I use this spray on days that I want to wear my hair straight. My hair is naturally very, very straight and kind of lifeless. This spray gives me a little bit of volume, and texture without little effort. I find its most effective when I apply to dry hair and then scrunch.

Other than those things I don’t use too much else.  Sparks Color Care Sulfate-Free Shampoo + Conditioner is awesome for helping maintain my hair color and I’m a big fan of their color protecting spray for days I’ll be out in the sun a lot. I also use coconut oil to condition the ends of my hair fairly regularly (I slather it on the ends of my hair before bed, lay a towel down on my pillow, then wash and rinse as normal in the morning!)

If you have any hair questions or are looking for more tips + product recommendations, check out my hair master post



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